L. Sprague de Camp:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Lyon Sprague de Camp (b. 1907 d. 2000) was an American writer of science fiction, fantasy, non-fiction and biography. In a career spanning 60 years, he wrote over 100 books, including novels and works of non-fiction, including biographies of other fantasy authors. He was a major figure in science fiction during the 1930s and 1940s.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Hyperbolic Solenoid - mag lock picker

The Exalted (1940)

Methuen Treatment - smart injection

The Exalted (1940)

Paralyzing Eye

The Best-Laid Scheme (1941)

Slow Glass Rod - light stopped

The Exalted (1940)

Soft Speaker - focus sound like a spotlight

The Exalted (1940)

Telelubricator - perfectly frictionless

The Exalted (1940)


The Best-Laid Scheme (1941)

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